Apple has released Apple TV Software 4.3, the latest update for its second-generation set-top box. The update adds the ability to purchase TV show episodes directly from the device, and to access and stream any TV show episodes previously purchased using the iTunes Store account tied to the device. In support of this feature, Apple has added a listing for TV shows to the “Purchased” section of the iTunes Store, allowing users to download previously purchased TV show episodes, and the update also adds support for Vimeo.
Notably, the ability to re-download previously purchased TV show episodes seems to be tied to the particular network or studio that owns the rights to the show as certain episodes do not appear under the Purchased section and are therefore currently unavailable for re-download.
Apple TV Software 4.3 is available now via the device’s software update feature.